As a Travel Blogger, it’s interesting for me to spend some time in Facebook Land, researching the most frequently asked travel questions for the cities I know well….NYC being one of them. One question I see asked over and over again is: where’s the best place to have a cocktail in NYC? Honestly, there’s a million places, and what’s appealing to one person may not be to another. Me? I like a bar with a lot of personality, cool decor, close to a subway stop, and not so loud that you can’t hear yourself think. So today…..Cheers Y’all! 4 Cocktail Spots in NYC as recommended by The Curious Cowgirl.
Cheers Y’all! 4 Cocktail Spots: The Crosby Street Hotel
For those of you who have been following me for a while, know that I love The Crosby Street Hotel. It’s located in Soho, right around the corner from the Subway, and if you want a little tutorial on riding the subway, click here. My fantasy house is decorated like the Crosby Street Hotel Bar, sort of Dorothy Draper meets Andy Warhol. There’s a long bar with seating, cool cushy chairs and banquettes, tables and two outside patios to enjoy during nice weather, so there’s lots of seating. By 5-5:30, this NYC bar is hopping and stays crowded late into the night. The bar food is great, and after a long day on my feet, if I’m in Soho close to cocktail hour…..you can find me here!
Cheers Y’all! 4 Cocktail Spots: The Campbell Apartment
I am obsessed with Grand Central Terminal. I love to walk through this important historic NYC landmark, admiring the old ironwork, the beautiful carvings around door casings, and recently I downloaded an app so that I can enjoy a self-guided tour of Grand Central Terminal whenever the mood strikes. For more info on Grand Central, click here. But…I digress…kind of. One of the super cool historical tidbits is The Campbell Apartment Bar. Paying homage to the legacy of John W. Campbell, a Jazz Age financier who converted the space to his private office and reception hall in 1923, The Campbell showcases many of the thirteenth century Florentine-inspired design intricacies that upheld its legendary allure, including soaring, 25-foot hand painted ceilings, a grand stone fireplace, Campbell’s personal steel safe, a century-old leaded glass window and original millwork. My husband and I love Murray Hill, and so many times, on my way back to our hotel, I’ll stop here and have a glass of wine, and imagine life in the Gilded Age of NYC.
Cheers Y’all! 4 Cocktail Spots: Bookmarks Lounge
Another recommendation for a great spot in Murray Hill is the Bookmarks Lounge, at the top of the Library Hotel, literally across the street from the main branch of the NYC Public Library on Madison Ave. and 41st. This is an intimate place to enjoy a cocktail! There’s lots of seating inside, and the outside seating is much smaller, but still a lot of fun! It’s a fun little place for a cocktail, and on a nice evening, this is a delightful location in Murray Hill, just one block from Grand Central Terminal.
Cheers Y’all! 4 Cocktail Spots: The Whitby Hotel
The same parent company as The Crosby Street Hotel, The Whitby Hotel has two things I love….super quirky and interesting decor, and a prime location, just one block off 5th Avenue and around the corner from Bergdorf Goodman on 56th St. There’s a large amount of seating in the Whitby Hotel Bar, and after a big day of 5th avenue shopping, or during the holidays when you’ve had your fill of the fantastic widow displays, this is an excellent location to recharge your batteries!
For a complete list of all my favorite NYC restaurants, my NYC Restaurant Guide was updated in January 2019, and has over 30 restaurant suggestions, organized by part of town, and includes phone numbers, and information about those that participate on Open Table. Worth every penny y’all!!!!
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